Coal miners about to begin a shift underground in the Second World War.
At the end of the First World War, the British coal industry was characterised by decentralisation, overcapacity and poor industrial relations. The industry experienced extensive strikes, rationalisation, war and nationalisation.
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- Buxton, K.N., The Economic Development of the British Coal Industry (London: Batsford, 1978)